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West African regional bloc suspends Guinea after coup

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West Africa's main political and economic bloc suspended Guinea's membership on Wednesday following a weekend military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde and dealt...

Guinea military consolidates takeover, opposition leader signals openness to transition

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Guinea's main opposition leader said on Tuesday he was open to participating in a transition following a military coup over the weekend, as the...

Guinean political prisoners freed, regional bloc to discuss coup

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Guinea's military leaders have freed scores of political prisoners before a meeting of West African leaders to discuss their response to Sunday's coup that...

‘Unattainable power’: the frustrations that drove Guinea’s coup leader

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In 2016, Mamady Doumbouya, a commander in the Guinean army, asked his superiors if he could have ammunition to train his troops in marksmanship....

Guinea coup leader promises national government as politicians arrested

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The leaders of a military coup in Guinea promised on Monday to set up a transitional government of national unity after ousting President Alpha...

Army coup leaders summon Guinea ministers after Conde’s ouster

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Soldiers who ousted Guinean President Alpha Conde summoned his ministers and top government officials to a meeting on Monday, a day after a coup...

Newsmaker: Toppled Conde failed to live up to pledges in Guinea

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The apparent overthrow of President Alpha Conde in Guinea capped a steady slide from grace for the veteran opposition leader and human rights professor...

ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

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Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

Russian deputy defence minister meets Guinea’s defence minister

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On 19 November, Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Alexander Fomin met with the Minister of Defence of Guinea Mohamed Diane in Moscow. According to the...

Ivory Coast and Guinea election crises spur fears of prolonged unrest

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Ivory Coast opposition leaders refused to disband their breakaway government on Wednesday despite being put under effective house arrest following a disputed presidential election. The...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...